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Red Trail

 4.3 (16)

6.1 Miles 9.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

394' 120 m

Ascent

-404' -123 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

954' 291 m

High

766' 234 m

Low

Shared By Pete Edmondson

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This is a moderately difficult trail with long climbs to Henry Mill Falls; Machine and hand built.

Pete Edmondson

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If it rained today the trail is closed tomorrow. Trail is also closed during freeze/thaw cycles. Check trail status on Facebook at Cochran Mill Trail. If you encounter wet trails, regardless of when it rained, please respect them and consider the 20-mile gravel loop that leaves from the park.

Description

The Red Trail is a moderately challenging trail that leads to the beautiful Henry Mill Falls. To find the trailhead, ride downhill from the parking lot and cross the two bridges on Cochran Mill Road, as you start to climb, look for the entrance on the left.

The trail starts as you turn off Cochran Mill Road and descends to a raised turn that continues through a swamp. Once across the swamp, you'll be back on singletrack for a short distance to an intersection, this is the start of the loop. The trail has a very different fill depending one which way you choose to go. If you prefer challenging climbs on narrow hand-built singletrack, stay straight / right and this will lead you to EMT Hill. If you prefer an easier climb with more flow, turn left and follow Bear Creek downstream.

The main highlight of the trail is Henry Mill Falls, however, there is much more to see along the trail and you'll soon forget you are only 15 minutes from the world's busiest airport. On the Big Ridge section of the trail, you'll be treated to great winter vistas from the top of the ridge, large rock outcrops and a fern-filled valley as you descend back to Bear Creek. There is a short section of 2-way traffic as you continue downstream. After a small creek crossing, you'll encounter a smaller loop, direction here is not that important.

If you continue downstream, first you'll pass across the top of Henry Mill Falls before descending to an old Jeep road. Follow the road uphill and look for the singletrack trail coming down from the right. This technical climb will lead to outstanding views above the creek.

The most important part about this trail is to take your time and enjoy the scenery, which changes constantly with the seasons.

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Jul 28, 2018
Tony Franzel
Fun if you’re in the neighborhood, but short. Rode Red trails cow and cw- cw was better flow, ccw more tech. Little Rock gardens were a kick. 19mi
Jun 7, 2018
Nathaniel Smith
2.2mi
Feb 17, 2018
Tommy Lang
That trail was Mehh. Pretty boring, so I imagined crazy people from the movie The Purge was chasing after me on dirtbikes on my way back.
Aug 20, 2017
Ramiro Contreras
Jul 29, 2017
Ramiro Contreras
Apr 28, 2017
Matt Wooddy
6.1mi — 1h 00m
Mar 11, 2017
Matt Yonak
15.4mi
Oct 2, 2016
Yoann Brugiere

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  4.3 from 16 votes

#697

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  4.3 from 16 votes
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in Georgia

#697

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Appreciative of the work done to complete this trail. I've only ridden it CCW a few times so far. Will have to try CW sometime. No climb is too exhausting but it can still get the heart pumping. Cochran Mill park is a current Top 5 in the Atlanta area for me. May 8, 2016

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